Living in and around Dutch barges

This weblog tells the regular visitor what new information has been added to the website of Living Afloat and my projects. Since I'm working on several boats, traveling around to see more barges it is updated whenever I have some time. The weblog tells you how my boats are being converted and how it feels to convert them. I'm talking about success and failures!

I am working on a new website for Living Afloat!

Read the introduction
The Watergeus is my home. It is a Luxe Motor from 1929. The vessel was ready to be scrapped when she was bought and brought back to the period of the 60's after her last conversion as a traditional inland cargo vessel.
The Tordino was built in 1922 as a Friese maatkast (sleepkast). In 1970, the ship was motorised. She is now a floating museum in Beernem, containing archives, old tools, a wheelhouse and a Library.
The Aquarel was the first project of creating a floating museum. It is a Belgian klipperaak from 1916. This ship is being restored as it was used in the 30's. She was sold in 2016 to aqcuire teh Tordino.
The Escapade was a bakdekkruiser built in 1937. The plan was to restore her, but the metal was gone to far to make any attempt. She was scrapped.
The Hornblower was my yacht. It was a Groningse snik built in 1893. I never liked cruising so I decided to start a project with the klipperaak Aquarel. This report shows how to convert a small ship into a spacious small houseboat or long time cruising yacht.
The ' Op Hoop van Zegen' is a Lemmeraak built in 1916. She has always been used as a fishing vessel and was later converted into a yacht. After being neglected for many years, the plan was to bring back her history and appearance as a classical yacht.
I have been working and living in and around barges since I was 14 years old. I started this website in 2005. I've kept a blog since that period.

(c) Frederic Logghe 2005-2018